'In this book, John Scott offers a pioneering approach applying the tools of industrial organization to environmental policy. His lucid theoretical analysis combined with compelling econometric methods results in insights about the contribution made by industrial R&D in avoiding toxic releases and points to a previously unexplored set of instruments that could potentially be used for environmental policy. This book paves the way for a new generation of scholars and policy makers to provide new and novel solutions to environmental challenges by combining and integrating the tools and analyses of two previously unrelated fields, industrial organization and environmental economics.' - David Audretsch, Indiana University, Bloomington, US and Otto Beisheim School WHU, Germany
New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton delivers another action-packed techo-thriller in State of Fear. When a group of eco-terrorists engage in a global conspiracy to generate weather-related natural disasters, its up to environmental lawyer Peter Evans and his team to uncover the subterfuge. From Tokyo to Los Angeles, from Antarctica to the Solomon Islands, Michael Crichton mixes cutting edge science and action-packed adventure, leading readers on an edge-of-your-seat ride while offering up a thought-provoking commentary on the issue of global warming. A deftly-crafted novel, in true Crichton style, State of Fear is an exciting, stunning tale that not only entertains and educates, but will make you think.
Terminology: Proved Reserves and Undiscovered Resources: The Importance of Terminology: The Example of the Bakken Formation; Conventional Versus Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Deposits; (4) Authoritative Data Sources for U.S. Fossil Fuel Reserves and Resources (R&R); (5) U.S. Oil and Natural Gas R&R: Proved Reserves; Undiscovered Oil and Natural Gas R&R; Sub-Economic Oil and Natural Gas R&R; Shale Oil; Shale Gas; Methane Hydrates; Heavy Oil; (6) U.S. Coal R&R; (7) Expressing Fossil Fuels as Barrels of Oil Equivalent; (8) Overview of Global Fossil Fuel R&R; (9) U.S. Production and Consumption of Oil, Natural Gas, and Coal; Key Terms Used in Oil Statistics. Illus.